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Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit staff profile

Dr Louise Marsh

PositionSenior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Cancer Society Social and Behaviour Research Unit
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBCM DPH MPH PhD
Research summarySmokefree
MembershipsMember, ASPIRE 2025

Research

Louise has worked as a researcher in the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit since 2010. Her research work continued on the youth theme, undertaking smokefree research with a youth focus. This included studies examining second-hand smoke, smokefree outdoor areas, access to tobacco, smoking cessation, media portrayal of smoking, discouragement of smoking among peers, and smokefree universities. More recently Louise’s work has focused on achieving the government’s Smokefree 2025 goal of reducing smoking prevalence to less than 5% and availability to minimal levels.

Publications

Robertson, L., & Marsh, L. (2018). Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054491

Marsh, L., Doscher, C., & Robertson, L. A. (2013). Characteristics of tobacco retailers in New Zealand. Health & Place, 23, 165-170. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.07.003

Marsh, L., Ajmal, A., McGee, R., Robertson, L., Cameron, C., & Doscher, C. (2016). Tobacco retail outlet density and risk of youth smoking in New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 26, e71-e74. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052512

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., McGee, R., & Egan, R. (2015). Regulating the sale of tobacco in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis of retailers’ views and implications for advocacy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(12), 1222-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.015

Robertson, L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Marsh, L., & Hoek, J. (2016). Point-of-sale tobacco promotion and youth smoking: A meta-analysis. Tobacco Control, 25(e2), e83-e89. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052586

Journal - Research Article

Murad, M., Marsh, L., & McGee, R. (2018). The contribution of smokefree outdoor areas in achieving New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.50

Robertson, L., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Marsh, L., & McGee, R. (2018). Perceptions of financial incentives for smoking cessation: A survey of smokers in a country with an endgame goal. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 20(12), 1481-1488. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx268

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., & McGee, R. (2017). New Zealand tobacco control experts' views towards policies to reduce tobacco availability. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1456), 27-35. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Marsh, L., Iosua, E., McGee, R., & White, J. (2017). New Zealand adolescents' discouragement of smoking among their peers. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(5), 497-501. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12698

Robertson, L., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Cameron, C., Marsh, L., & McGee, R. (2017). Smokers’ perceptions of the relative effectiveness of five tobacco retail reduction policies. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(2), 245-252. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw193

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research, 32(2), 153-162. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Marsh, L., Cameron, C., Quigg, R., Hoek, J., Doscher, C., McGee, R., & Sullivan, T. (2016). The impact of an increase in excise tax on the retail price of tobacco in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 25, 458-463. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052259

Robertson, L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Marsh, L., & Hoek, J. (2016). Point-of-sale tobacco promotion and youth smoking: A meta-analysis. Tobacco Control, 25(e2), e83-e89. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052586

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Robertson, L., Ward, M., & Llewellyn, R. (2016). Little change in tobacco imagery on New Zealand television: 10 years on. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 218-220. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12527

Marsh, L., Cousins, K., Gray, A., Kypri, K., Connor, J. L., & Hoek, J. (2016). The association of smoking with drinking pattern may provide opportunities to reduce smoking among students. Kōtuitui, 11(1), 72-81. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1128953

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., McGee, R., & Egan, R. (2015). Regulating the sale of tobacco in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis of retailers’ views and implications for advocacy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(12), 1222-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.015

Robertson, L., McGee, R., Marsh, L., & Hoek, J. (2015). A systematic review on the impact of point-of-sale tobacco promotion on smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(1), 2-17. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu168

Robertson, L. A., & Marsh, L. (2015). Smoke-free policies in New Zealand public tertiary education institutions. Health Education Research, 30(2), 347-358. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv004

Marsh, L., McGee, R., & Williams, S. (2014). School climate and aggression among New Zealand high school students. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 43(1), 28-37.

McGee, R., Bang, S., & Marsh, L. (2014). Newspaper coverage of tobacco control in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 265-269. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12216

Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Marsh, L., Edwards, R., & Healey, B. (2014). Youth tobacco access: Trends and policy implications. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004631. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004631

Marsh, L., Robertson, L. A., & Cameron, C. (2014). Attitudes towards smokefree campus policies in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Marsh, L., Dawson, A., & McGee, R. (2014). What do young New Zealanders want in terms of smoking cessation? Journal of Smoking Cessation, 9(2), 98-108. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2013.30

Marsh, L., Robertson, L. A., Kimber, H., & Witt, M. (2014). Smokefree outdoor areas in New Zealand: How far have we come? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1389). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Marsh, L., Dawson, A., & McGee, R. (2013). "When you're desperate you'll ask anybody": Young people's social sources of tobacco. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 155-161. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12033

Marsh, L., Doscher, C., & Robertson, L. A. (2013). Characteristics of tobacco retailers in New Zealand. Health & Place, 23, 165-170. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.07.003

McGee, R., Marsh, L., & Williams, S. (2012). From strength to strength: An 18-year comparison of New Zealand adolescents' self-perceived strengths. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(2), 167-170. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00816.x

Marsh, L., Gray, A., McGee, R., Newcombe, R., & Patterson, R. (2012). Access to cigarettes by young New Zealand smokers: Little change from 2000 to 2008. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 415-420. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00909.x

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Gray, A., Newcombe, R., & Patterson, R. (2012). Youth experiences of secondhand smoke exposure in New Zealand: Evidence from 5 national surveys (2000 to 2008). New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1355). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Hemphill, S. A., & Williams, S. (2011). Content analysis of school anti-bullying policies: A comparison between New Zealand and Victoria, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(3), 172-177.

Marsh, L., McGee, R., & Williams, S. (2011). Why do New Zealand high school students carry weapons? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(3), 425-439. doi: 10.1177/0004865811419057

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Nada-Raja, S., & Williams, S. (2010). Text bullying and traditional bullying among New Zealand secondary school students. Journal of Adolescence, 33(1), 237-240. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.06.001

Marsh, L., Williams, S., & McGee, R. (2009). Teachers' perceptions of physical aggression among secondary school students: A New Zealand view. Australian Journal of Education, 53(3), 245-260.

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Nada-Raja, S., & Williams, S. (2008). Perceptions of physical aggression in New Zealand secondary schools. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 43(2), 89-104.

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Nada-Raja, S., & Currey, N. (2007). Adolescents' perceptions of violence and its prevention. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31(3), 224-229.

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Journal - Research Other

Robertson, L., & Marsh, L. (2018). Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054491

Marsh, L., McGee, R., Maclennan, B., Robertson, L., Llewellyn, R., & Ward, M. (2017). Alcohol imagery on New Zealand television: Ten years on. Drug & Alcohol Review, 36(4), E1-E2. doi: 10.1111/dar.12491

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Edwards, R., Hoek, J., van der Deen, F. S., & McGee, R. (2016). Regulating tobacco retail in New Zealand: What can we learn from overseas? New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1432), 74-79. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Marsh, L., Ajmal, A., McGee, R., Robertson, L., Cameron, C., & Doscher, C. (2016). Tobacco retail outlet density and risk of youth smoking in New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 26, e71-e74. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052512

Marsh, L., McGee, R., & Gray, A. (2012). A refreshing poison: One-quarter of young New Zealand smokers choose menthol. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 495-496. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00926.x

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